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Genderswap: Coltural Learnings of Testosterone for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Equestria Anonymous 473242

Turn back the clock to 2008.

Hasbro loves the My Little Pony reboot you pitched. They love it so much that they think it might appeal to boys, too.

In typical Hasbro fashion, that means the series needs some boy characters. They'll let you pick which ones to coltify, but they want at least one Element Bearer and at least one Cutie Mark Crusader to join Team Testosterone.

Not only that, but the total number of dudes in the mane ten (CMC/Elements/Spike) must be precisely four. If you like, you can girlify Spike.

So… who's a guy? And why?

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 473259

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I'd tell the Hasbro execs to go fuck themselves with a cactus, though probably not in those exact words. Different ways to be a girl was, as far as I know, a core idea of the show to start with. You are going to lose some of that point by turning some of the main characters to guys.

My instant response would be AJ and RD, because not much would change. Many have thought RD was a guy to begin with for some odd reason. Except then these two different, more non-stereotypical girl characters wouldn't be there anymore. You can be a nerd or an artist or a party girl or an animal lover, but not a farmer or an athlete. You could switch Rarity and Flutters to show that not all guys need to be tough guys or whatever, but then you lose those girl characters and end up giving a fairly one-sided representation of guys. You cannot pick and choose some of them to genderswap and still have the theme of "many ways to be a girl" as strong at all. And token guy characters might very well just bother people. I would think this is a situation where the only winning move is not to play, and even then you lose since there's no show.

Of course, it would be rather rude of me to just say I won't play, so…

How much of the show will be changed? Are the characters supposed to be exactly the same but just genderswapped? How will the whole Gala thing go? I cannot see it being a simple change and pretend nothing changed. Twilight's first sleepover and makeovers. What if one of them was a guy, would they still go along with it? Not that there'd be anything necessarily wrong with that, but it is a question.

All that said…
Apple Bloom

Assuming we don't go and change everything, this gives us two different mane guys. Rainbow Dash defending Flutterguy and being a closer friend with him is more preferable to me than having Dash be a guy who stood up for Fluttershy in flight camp, because strong guys standing up for "weaker" girls is such a boring old thing. Also he'd stand in stark contrast to Applejack, showing that there are more ways to be a guy, too. Applejack would balance that out, of course.

Applebloom I would go with simply to have one brother-brother, one sister-sister and one brother-sister relationship going on. Spike and Twi would be said brother-sister thing. You could argue for swapping Scootaloo and Spike but that's just not my preference.

This leaves us with Rarity, Twilight, Pinkie and Rainbow as the ladies of the cast, which while not really as varied as the M6 we have, would still have at least some variance and different types of girls one could be. The male selection isn't as good, but no can do.

Again, though, I'd much prefer not to do that. Instead I might give more screentime for Mac, bring in Shiny earlier and maybe have Pipsquek pop in earlier, as well. Telling someone you love a thing but that they should change the core idea of it isn't exactly the best thing to do, though, in my opinion. I can't help but think it would be a different show if that had happened from the start.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473284

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Jiikoo please.

With Applejack a guy, who'll roust me out of bed each morning and stuff me full of apple pancakes, apple biscuits, apple muffins and applebread toast before we head out into the bleary dawn for a hard day's work? Men can't do that sort of thing.

…c-can they?

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 473291

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I think it would make the spike dynmic more interesting
Also royal haram jokes errywhere

Anonymous 473293

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Hasbro's way ahead of you.

Oh, he'd stuff you full of something alright. You perv.

Anonymous 473301

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Would Cadence stay a princess? Princes don't seem to be alicorns.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473310

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And even more shipping with female antagonists.

>I think it would make the spike dynmic more interesting

Are you thinking Guylight would be less maternal and more of a bro?

Anonymous 473342

Library bachelor pad.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473346

>open books strewn across the library floor
>mountains of fast food wrappers and empty bottles of Häygermeister

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 473366

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Lessee, Spike, Scootaloo, Rainbow Dash, Rarity. Rest of the ten can be girls. Also Spike gets to crush on Fluttershy.

Anonymous 473370

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Now just throw in gender-swapped Spike…

Anonymous 473372

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>Also Spike gets to crush on Fluttershy

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 473377

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Maybe he could if you asked nicely! You could also try asking his sister~

>implying Twilight is particularly maternal
>implying Twilight isn't a total bro

Why those ones?

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473385

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Twilight is maternal…ish. Maybe.
She does try to keep the place spic and span! Which usually means telling Spike to clean it.

>Big Mac


Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 473407

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Well, Spike's already a guy, Dash being a guy would confuse all the lesbian jokes. Scootaloo because Rainbow Dash, and best out of the CMC. Rarity because Fancy Pants needs to take his shirt off.

And Flutterspike because then he has to hide his crush from a pony who really does dig him, which is actually a lot harder than one who ignores him. That, and Spike/Elusive is gay, and Hasbro would put a stop to that faster than you can say Steven Magnet.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473408

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>Dash being a guy would confuse all the lesbian jokes
Not to mention all the lesbians!

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 473430

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tfw your adopted son/pet/slave is sperg-hitting on one of your lady friends

Anonymous 473436

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Not on my watch!

C'mon, Number One Assistant! There's a whole library in need of re-shelving and nachos.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 473828

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-Pinkie. A deeper voice would make her easier on the ears, and I've always thought R63 Pinkie was cute for some reason.

-Fluttershy. She's one long list of traits that are accepted in women and reviled in guys. You want subversive, you make male Fluttershy.

-Scootaloo. For balance's sake, ya gotta have a boyish boy. And having a young colt look up to a grown mare is pretty cool.

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 474101

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Honestly the Pinkie Pie singers they've found have been incredible to my ears. It's like their voices excude techmopop. But a deeper voiced Pinkie would be cool too, even if not rule63'd. There has been way too much bias toward sopranos for the last dozen centuries or so. I still like her squeaks and beeps as-is though.

I'd be worried about my ideas getting round filed if I went the subversive route. Operating on the front lines of corporate culture takes a keen sense of stealth and tact. The OP premise didn't guarantee that they'd do whatever you want, only that you had the unique opportunity of having their trust at a pivotal moment in time.

Scootacolt idolizing mareDash might be cool, but it also might get really uncomfortable. I mean, as if the existing fanart isn't already bad enough…

Anonymous 474194

>Scootacolt idolizing mareDash might be cool, but it also might get really uncomfortable.
Reversing those genders would be even more uncomfortable. Since, you know, all males are potential rapists.

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